09.30.12

Get on the Same Page Financially (273/365)

Get on the Same Page Financially (273/365) Yesterday, we discussed how valuable it is to start off with financial equality in your relationship. There should

09.29.12

Build a Financially Equal Relationship from the Start (272/365)

When people get married or become fully committed enough to combine their finances, they often take the right step by merging their financial situations together.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #93

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

09.28.12

Find Areas of Mutual Interest That Don’t Involve Spending Money (271/365)

In the evenings, you’ll often find Sarah and I at the kitchen table playing a board game or a card game. The games we play

Internal Success

One of my closest friends is in his early thirties. He lives in an old fixer-upper. He drives an old car and he dresses extremely

09.27.12

Be Attentive (270/365)

A romantic relationship, whether before or after marriage, needs care to keep it healthy. Just like any living thing, you’ve got to give it the

Reader Mailbag: Caterpillars

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

09.26.12

Write Love Notes (269/365)

One of the most effective ways to cement our relationship and keep it strong is something incredibly simple that costs almost nothing and is something

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Child Art Edition

The walls of my office are slowly becoming covered in child art. First, I hung up a rather nice comic strip that my six year

09.25.12

Take Walks Together (268/365)

All through dating and marriage, Sarah and I have taken pretty regular walks together. We’ll just stroll through the neighborhood we’re living in, looking for

Ten Steps to Mindfulness

A few weeks ago, I received a wonderful, long, and very personal email from a reader. This reader told many stories about their life and

09.24.12

Plan a Romantic Free Date (267/365)

While we were dating – and after we were married, too – Sarah and I enjoyed a wide variety of dates. We went to expensive

Reader Mailbag: Morning Coffee

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

09.23.12

Give Gifts of Sincerity (266/365)

Sarah and I have been a committed couple for roughly fifteen years, including our courtship and marriage. During that time, we’ve had the opportunity to

09.23.12

Fear, Frugality, and Parenting

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin A few weeks ago,

09.22.12

Don’t Spend to Impress (265/365)

After much recent talk about insurance, we’re going to shift gears a little bit in our “365” series and talk about relationships. We all need

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #92

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

09.21.12

Use the Payment Option That Lets You Pay the Smallest Annual Amount (264/365)

Insurance companies know that different people are in different financial situations and have different financial desires. Some people have a difficult time swinging a large

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